When to go to Hungary
Hungary follows a typical, Central European, continental climate. Think cold in winter, toasty in summer, spring showers and damp autumns.
Winter can be cold in Hungary, dropping to -3°C in January. Bird watching holidays still run then, but for non-twitchers the best time to visit Hungary is spring and early autumn, when it’s mild. July and August are hottest, at between 15-25°C – not too hot for a cycling holiday, especially if you pedal out in the early mornings. If you’re only heading to Budapest, though, avoid these midsummer months, when it’s flooded with tourists. Most rain falls in spring, particularly May, but showers are a feature of summer, too, so take an umbrella. December and January offer Christmas markets and the chance of snow.
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Delve into our Hungary travel guide. It leads you from the vast Danube, through bird-filled national parks and on to buzzing Budapest.
Read all about the where to go in Hungary, from glittering Budapest (out of high season, mind you) to the wine hills around Eger.
Cycling holidays breeze along the Danube Cycle Path beloved of Hungarians, touring undervisited border cities and vanishing villages.
Go on a bird watching holiday in Hungary, and you’ll find yourself in the company of over 400 species. Find out how to see them.
Read our Budapest guide to see how to visit in a way that benefits you and the city, from coming by train to joining walking tours.
The Danube is your way into the great plains, vineyards and castle towns that live outside Budapest, plus the countries beyond.
We’ve spoken with our holiday specialists to get some Hungary travel tips that cover cycling the Danube, cash vs. card and Schengen.
Responsible tourism issues in Hungary are underreported, but just because they’re kept quiet doesn’t mean that they’re not there.